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Thursday, November 30, 2017

When will the schedule and sponsors be announced for 2018??? DIESEL Motorsports

I get asked every year the same questions, plus I hear the same humors about us from our competition - for 10 years! It never changes so we ignore the remarks and keep doing what we do best - promote the diesel pickup market and sport.

Every year we release the next year schedule during the month of January, and every year we release the sponsors at the same time.



Diesel Motorsports sponsor's agreements run to December 31st of each year so technically I cannot release new sponsors till after January 1st. It would not be fair to existing sponsors to overlap the spots since some change during the years.

Some companies don't even release their new budgets until February so it does take a while to get approval so we want to include everyone.

The schedule changes every year since we constantly look for new opportunities with events and the market changes yearly as to where the truck market is strong.

Plus DIESEL Motorsports gets many offers from tracks during the PRI Show and it takes us a while to go through those proposals.

The normal events we have done every year has already been posted and those we already have agreements on for 2018.

So yes, everything is business as usual sine we started over 10 years ago, can you believe 2018 will be our 11th year!

We look forward to seeing everyone again this next year!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What Pulling Classes will be used for 2018??? DIESEL Motorsports

It will be about the numbers for each class as we see more and more trucks drop back to street classes in pulling but there are a lot of powerful trucks. Plus there are still a lot of 2.6 trucks out there with some killer setups for pulling, however we will make a smoothbore class if enough trucks show up for the classes ( min 8 trucks).



Work Stock changed last year to pure OEM turbo for a stock truck pulling for those who want to get started. Same rules as before but with the exception of turbo rule.

Hot Work Stock will be the NEW class with OEM appearing type turbo, however there is a limit being plugged at 2.65! These trucks can make modifications and it needs to be a licensed street truck with DOT tires.

2.5/2.6 smoothbore - Again as we see more trucks make the switch/or not we will split the classes for a more fair pull between the trucks the rules remain the same as last year for both classes.

2.6/3.0 smoothbore - Same as above with the rules remaining the same for both classes. It is different in parts of the country where smoothbore has not come into effect or used as much. We will split the classes as the numbers increase but in many parts last year there were not enough smoothbore for a class. Same rules as 2017 for both classes.

3.0/3.6 smoothbore - Same as above in all aspects - see rulebook for class rules.

Modified - Same rules as 2017, unchanged.

As an association it is our job to make sure there is a class for all trucks who want to pull in all parts of the country. We get asked by many NHRA/IHRA tracks to sanction pulls on their property because we are a sanctioning body with our own ruleset and insurance. Our insurance is at the same level as NHRA events so it covers all liabilities during the the event.

It seems the past economy has kept many from making the changes or other obligations in life has made many keep their trucks the same as before or many being sold. On the bright side, the economy is picking up for many and we see many enthusiasts making the changes either up or down so they can still enjoy the sport of pulling.

DIESEL Motorsports was started over 10 years ago because at the time diesel pickups were not favored by the tractor classes/pullers and many fairs would not let them pull. Still I hear many diesel truck classes are left toward the very end of the late night.

You can count on DIESEL Motorsports for putting the diesel trucks first at every event! No matter what you have on your truck as long as you have the safety equipment on your truck we will find a class for you to compete.

That is why we have so many variables in the classes listed above. For a complete set of rules go to our web site - www.DIESELmotorsports.US! they are free on the left side menu.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

What did I find at SEMA - Christmas for DIESEL Motorsports!

I normally don't get excited about accessories for the glovebox/toolbox but these items defiantly got my attention!

How many times did I find myself away from the garage and needing a bright light while working on the truck. Even during the day it gets dark under the hood but mostly at night I need a bright light!

Even those shop lights are bulky and the cord gets in the way all of the time. I found two lights that are so simple I can't believe someone had not thought of these before now. Mychanic came up with a number of different lighting solutions for the shop or on the road.



I checked out two of them called the Pod Light and the Blade Light.  Both are magnetic and stick to any metal surface for mounting plus the Blade light has a retractable hook.


The Pod light is battery powered with AA batteries but packs a lot of light using LED lights in two different modes. It mounts on a circle magnetic base which can swivel in any direction. Plus it easily detaches if you want to point it some where hard to see. This little light is a must have for us garage mechanics.

The Blade light is multi function and is rechargeable with a usb plug-in and lasts for about 5 hours. The light has four different settings bright white, low white, flashing red and running flashing red for emergencies. So I can use it for under the hood during repairs or attach it to the tailgate with the magnetic mount and turn on the flashing emergency lights.

Using LED lights both lights are unbelievably bright for finding those dark places bolts and nuts tend to be hiding!

These make great Christmas gifts and for a limited time they offer 10% off with a "Mychanic10" coupon code!

I already ordered a couple for my kids!

https://mychanic.com/collections


Check out their products along with the lights!